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Life is too short to waste time filtering through headlines searching for the facts. That’s when we realized the need for a quick, trustworthy news source that makes staying up-to-date easy and interesting.

Our Goal is to Clear the Clutter. We’re committed to providing non-partisan news, in small servings, available wherever you are, whenever you want it.

And for the Record: We Believe You’re Already Smart. We don’t need to tell you what to think or how to feel or what to believe. We just want to equip you with clear facts so you’re prepared for any conversation, any vote, any choice and never feel like you’re falling behind.
Bullet-Points Without The Bias ~ We’re bringing you #SmartHERNews.

SmartHER News is created and hosted by journalist Jenna Lee.

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Life is too short to waste time filtering through headlines searching for the facts. That’s when we realized the need for a quick, trustworthy news source that makes staying up-to-date easy and interesting.

Our Goal is to Clear the Clutter. We’re committed to providing non-partisan news, in small servings, available wherever you are, whenever you want it.

And for the Record: We Believe You’re Already Smart. We don’t need to tell you what to think or how to feel or what to believe. We just want to equip you with clear facts so you’re prepared for any conversation, any vote, any choice and never feel like you’re falling behind.
Bullet-Points Without The Bias ~ We’re bringing you #SmartHERNews.

SmartHER News is created and hosted by journalist Jenna Lee.

    SCOOP: A MUST-SEE MOMENT

    SCOOP: A MUST-SEE MOMENT

    On the seven-month anniversary of the Hamas terrorist attack, Jenna takes you behind the security lines in New York City to a historic exhibit that uses real-life artifacts from the Nova Music Festival site from victims and survivors ~ an exhibit absent of politics that brings us back to what happened and why it matters.
    Plus ~
    0:00 What’s up with these electromagnetic storms?
    4:00: Why listening to the news with your children is problematic – a funny, real life story.
    8:00: A pivotal moment in the New York trial of former President Trump and why it matters.
    15:00: The report from U.S. State Department that stoked further questions about America’s relationship with Israel. Plus ~ what it said about Hamas.
    26:00 A special report: The exhibit that everyone should see, regardless of politics, region, or religion.
    Here’s a clip promised in the report – unlisted on YouTube:
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    • 51 min
    SCOOP: Style Vs. Substance

    SCOOP: Style Vs. Substance

     As we published this podcast, news broke of Hamas reportedly accepting terms of a ceasefire with Israel. While this headline has sparked a lot of attention, we have few specifics and many lingering questions. We have no response from Israel and the U.S. did not comment further midday Monday during a State Dept. briefing, saying only that the U.S. would be in contact with its "partners in the region."
    0:00 The origin of Mother’s Day.
    3:00: The $75,000 ticket to “fashion’s biggest night.”
    9:00: The latest on the job market, Congress, Russia and beyond.
    12:00: A bombing at China’s embassy in 1999 returns to the news.
    18:00 Queen Rania of Jordan comments on Gaza – a perspective on the Middle East.
    24:00 Prime Minister Netanyahu on Holocaust Remembrance Day – a perspective from Israel.
    30:00 Something to consider on the college protests – new reporting and reflections.
    47:00 Kate’s question on “backyard birds”!
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    Wife of convicted terrorist Sami Al-Arian was hanging out at Columbia encampment before dramatic raid
    The night the US bombed a Chinese embassy

    New Mutations Identified in Bird Flu Virus
     
     

    • 56 min
    SCOOP: Tornadoes To Title IX

    SCOOP: Tornadoes To Title IX

    And all the news in between to prep you for the week ahead!
    0:00: “Maycember.”
    4:00: What to know about tornadoes.
    7:00: The “Ted” behind the Fujita scale.
    11:00: The latest report card on the U.S. economy and why the data raises concerns about “stagflation.”
    17:00: The deadliest bird flu outbreak in U.S. history turns to concerns about the bird flu in dairy cows and the impact on the American milk supply.
    25:00: An update on the war between Israel and Hamas and a potential opening in hostage negotiations.
    30:00: What’s different about the 1960s and today’s college protests related to Israel?
    34:00: How big are these campus protests and who supports the protestors?
    37:00: We dive deep into Lucy’s question on Title IX.

    * I described Title IX related to athletics but it is important to note that Title IX is broader than that … and prohibits sex-based discrimination, including harassment and violence in programs at public schools and private K-12 schools, colleges and universities that accept federal funding.
    44:00: How does this new additional policy clarification address transgender athletes.
    47:00: Answering your questions!
    Show Notes:
    Professor Stephen Mintz: From Draft Cards to Hashtags
    FDA Update on cow’s milk: Updates on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)
    More on the Enhanced Fujita scale: Pioneering research by late UChicago scholar Ted Fujita saved thousands of lives
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    • 52 min
    SCOOP: Phone Trauma and Perspective On Our "Perilous" Times

    SCOOP: Phone Trauma and Perspective On Our "Perilous" Times

    From how many times you check your phone every hour to why we should watch what’s happening in Africa, your SCOOP on the news when it matters and why it matters.
    02:00: The trauma of the dreaded “phone switch.”
    5:00: Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on how our media environment reminds her of the 1860s.
    11:00: What happened in Congress this weekend and why it matters.
    18:00: What’s going on at Columbia University.
    25:00: Fmr. President Donald Trump’s big cases to watch.
    32:00: A reminder about how our previous elections were so close.
    38:00: Why is the U.S. military leaving Niger and what does this tell us about the state of play in Africa?
    43:00: We take your questions live!
    What would you like more of from SmartHER News? We look forward to hearing your thoughts or your news questions: scoop@SmartHERNews.com

    Thank you for your continued support of SCOOP! If you're listening for the first time, consider joining us LIVE and supporting a free press, checking out our SmartHER Shop or simply telling a friend about SmartHERNews.com
     
     
     
     

    • 46 min
    A “SHADOW WAR” NO MORE? Iran, Israel and What's Next In The Middle East

    A “SHADOW WAR” NO MORE? Iran, Israel and What's Next In The Middle East

    Did Israel attack Iran from inside Iranian territory?
    Why did Iran choose NOW to attack Israel?
    What does Iranian graffiti tell us about the state of the nation?
    How should we differentiate between the Islamic government of Iran and the Iranian people?
    All questions we tackle with Senior Fellow at the Foundation For Defense of Democracies, Behnam Ben Taleblu who warns: “What we see in the Middle East, is not going to be limited to the Middle East.”
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    • 39 min
    SCOOP: What We Can Learn From The Survivors Of The Titanic

    SCOOP: What We Can Learn From The Survivors Of The Titanic

    Welcome To Our New SCOOP Insiders!
    We just commemorated the sinking of the Titanic on April 14-15, 1912. More than 1,500 people died that night; the lessons from survivors still ring true today. We discuss this and more in our LIVE SCOOP.
    0:00: Quick Welcome – Personal Reflection
     
    4:00: We mark the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic – the 112th year since the ship’s sinking and loss of more than 1,500 lives.
     
    9:00: The lesson we can learn from Titanic survivors.
     
    11:00: A review of Iran’s historic attack on Israel.
     
    17:00: What’s notable about the press coverage of the attack.
     
    18:00: How your money is being spent: A snapshot of what’s happening in Congress.
     
    23:00: What your elected leaders are saying about the state of affairs – the difference of topic and tone.
     
    27:00: An interesting historic fact to consider as we summarize what exactly happened with Sec. Mayorkas’ impeachment.
     
    31:00: We have new numbers on the state of the U.S. borders.
     
    33:00: Why we can’t watch former President Trump’s historic trial in New York: The editorial quandary of the former President’s first criminal trial to start in earnest. What do you think is the best way forward?
     
    45:00: Quick soundbite from a Titanic survivor.
     
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    SHOW NOTES:
    IMPORTANT CONTEXT: I said "Israel is a nuclear country." I should have added "reportedly," as Israel has not officially confirmed or denied nuclear weapons. For years it has widely been reported that Israel has nuclear technology. The source I often use, and did in this piece, shows the commonly referenced number of nuclear weapons assigned to countries like Israel, America, Russia, etc.:  Arms Control Association
     
    Another interesting read: Do Israel and Iran Have Nuclear Weapons? It's Complicated
     
    Walter Lord’s account of  The Titanic: "A Night To Remember"
     

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Great podcast and news resource

Jenna presents the news we need to know in a way that I really appreciate. She educates and informs and lets the listener make up their mind. I really appreciate her platform and the work she is doing. Thank you!!

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I appreciate more than I can articulate Jenna’s unbiased take on the news. Thank you for what you do Jenna!

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